MAP ADOPTION PROCESS
The process of adopting new, revised flood maps is a lengthy process established and managed by FEMA. The State of North Carolina has produced the revised flood maps in conjunction with FEMA. The adoption process usually takes two years or more from the release of the preliminary maps to the local government to the time the final maps is adopted by the local government.The preliminary maps were released to Dare County on June 30, 2016. The timeline below illustrates the steps in the process, and what steps have been completed and what steps are remaining to be completed. Dare County is waiting to receive the final versions of the flood maps from FEMA and North Carolina.